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Raspberry Pi Foundation merges with coding club network CoderDojo

The Raspberry Pi Foundation, the organization behind the micro-computer designed as an easy point of entry for tinkerers and budding programmers, is merging with not-for-profit coding club network CoderDojo. For the uninitiated, the Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized device that serves as the building blocks for computers, with users able to construct fully working PCs or […]

Stripe now lets marketplaces onboard new sellers in less than 2 minutes

Stripe, the fast-growing fintech startup that’s now worth around billion, has announced that it’s making it easier for marketplace companies to onboard new sellers. Founded in 2010 by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison, Stripe provides the technical and banking infrastructure to enable companies and individuals to accept online payments. With Stripe Connect, which was relaunched […]

Worldpay demos system for making payments inside virtual reality worlds

With virtual reality (VR) seemingly infiltrating every facet of our lives, from movie theaters and theme parks to TV broadcasting and internet searches, it’s only a matter of time before companies figure out how to make it easy for people to pay for things while immersed in their virtual worlds. And this is exactly what Worldpay is […]

How eastern European tech entrepreneurs are drawing global interest

(Reuters) — Tech entrepreneurs in central and southeastern European, many of whom already have experience of launching their own businesses, are now having more success at enticing global investors the second time around. Until recently, the region’s tech start-up scene was stagnant, failing to rank among Europe’s top dozen countries for investment and lagging western […]

Mark Zuckerberg tours old Harvard dorm room and dishes on Facemash, Hot Pockets, and crappy roommates

Forget Hollywood movies. Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg livestreamed a tour of his old Harvard University dormitory room, where it all started. Along for the ride last night was his former classmate and now wife Priscilla Chan. Zuckerberg recalls his glory days as a wannabe prankster whose stunts like Facemash (he uploaded photos of Harvard […]

Facebook leaked documents reveal how it moderates hate speech, porn, and terrorism

(Reuters) — Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported, citing internal guidelines seen by the newspaper. New challenges such as “revenge porn” have overwhelmed Facebook’s moderators who often have just ten seconds to make a decision, the […]

Microsoft is helping restaurants cook up their own bots

Microsoft has launched a service for businesses to quickly and easily create a FAQ bot customers can chat with inside Bing search results. The Bing Business Bot service begins by asking a business owner a series of basic questions about their business, like where parking is, how to make reservations, and handicap accessibility details. The service then creates a […]

Google and UN launch Searching for Syria to answer 5 most common questions about the civil war

Google and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have combined their data and technological smarts for a new initiative designed to answer the most common questions about the Syrian Civil War. Now into its seventh year, the Syrian Civil War has resulted in at least 470,000 deaths, according to the most recent data revealed by […]

Eventbrite: Events on Facebook result in 2x the ticket sales

For more than a decade, Eventbrite has sought to position itself away from being a service to sell you tickets, but about the overall experience. To achieve this, the company has been working on developing the Event Graph, designed to make it easier to discover relevant events and have you focus less on the process […]

Facebook will live stream ESL video game tournaments

Facebook wants its millions of users to watch the high-stakes world of competitive video gaming. The social networking giant said Thursday that it has partnered with ESL, formerly known as the Electronic Sports League, to live stream video game tournaments, also known as eSports. As part of the deal, Facebook will live stream upcoming ESL contests […]